Wilfred Fairclough (RWS, RE, ARCA 1907-1996)

Painter, etcher and engraver of landscapes & town scenes, teacher. Born 13/6/1907. Educated All Saints, Blackburn. Studied art at Royal College of Art 1931-4, and at British School at Rome 1934-7. Elected RWS in 1968. Husband of the painter Joan Vernon Cryer and father of artist Michael Fairclough. During war he was in RAF working on models employed in planning the 'bouncing bomb' attack. Was principal of Kingston College of Art 1962-70 and lived at Kingston on Thames, Surrey for many years, producing many etchings in his later life. His works appear in several public collections and he exhibited abroad. Died 8/1/96.

Produced artwork for LNER Post-War series.

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